Hydronic heat pump ratings part 3 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Ciat, Climatemaster, Climaventa, Comfort-Aire, Comisa, CTC, Dentwiton, and Dimplex brands.
The G-NEO models are for heating, cooling, and domestic hot water production. They are compact units with programmable controls that can be connected to a smart home system but their website is not much help and does not have stated guarantee for their products.
These heat pumps are made by LSB INDUSTRIES INC. The TMW models are medium temperature units that are for heating/cooling while the THW models are high temperature units for heating/hot water only.
The units have durable stainless steel plate heat exchangers and scroll compressors. The smaller sizes have variable flow circulators as well. The brand is a part of DELONGHI GROUP and is available throughout Europe. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
COMFORT-AIRE - comfort-aire.com --3*
This brand is a part of HEAT CONTROLLER. The HWW series units are basic heat pumps and are only available in three sizes. The standard labor warranty is not as good as some of the other brands.
The GWCE models feature advanced inverter drive compressors and brazed plate heat exchangers for efficiency. They use programmable electronic controls including an electronic expansion valve (EEV). The systems provide heating/cooling and domestic hot water but their website does not have a stated warranty policy.
The EcoHeat units are for heating and domestic hot water production. The brand is a part of ENERTECH GROUP and the units are made in Sweden. They offer four sizes of units and offer passive cooling.
This brand is a part of ZHEJIANG MATERIALS INDUSTRIAL GROUP and is made in China. The heat pumps feature durable scroll compressors and flat plate heat exchangers. They offer optional cooling as well as variable speed circulator pumps but their website does not have a stated warranty policy.
These heat pumps are made and sold in Europe. The SI 14 ME are split units for heating and dhw production. They feature weather compensation electronic controls for added energy savings. The SIK 16 ME models are monoblock (1 piece) units that contain all of the system components in a compact package. Their website does not have a stated warranty policy.